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Learning and Teaching Ordinary Differential Equations

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Author:Chris Rasmussen and Karen Whitehead; Mathematical Association of America
Description: "Advances in technology, together with an increased interest in dynamical systems, are influencing the nature of many first courses in ordinary differential equations (ODEs). In addition, there is an increased emphasis on nonlinear differential equations, systems of differential equations, and mathematical modeling, as well as on qualitative and numerical approaches that shed light on the behavior of solutions. Analytic techniques are still important, but they no longer tend to be the sole focus. As these new directions come into classrooms, research is beginning to illuminate aspects of learning and teaching ODEs that can inform ongoing curricular innovations." From the MAA's Teaching and Learning Research Sampler.

Levels: College
Languages: English
Resource Types: Articles
Math Topics: Ordinary Differential Equations
Math Ed Topics: Technology in Math Ed, Math Ed Research/Reform

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